B. Leighton Gratitude 2019 (USA: WA - Yakima Valley) (ID# 3972)

Name B. Leighton Gratitude 2019 (ID# 3972)
Varietal Blend
Region USA: WA - Yakima Valley
Notes "70% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, and the rest Syrah, all from the Olsen Brother's vineyard in the Yakima Valley. Brought up in neutral barrels, it's a smoking good wine from Leighton offering medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors of ripe red and black fruits, peppery herbs, iron, and loamy earth. With the fresher, focused, elegant style of the vintage, it brings ripe tannins, has a great mouthfeel, and beautiful length on the finish. Count me impressed. This is one thrilling expression of Mourvèdre that will keep for a decade." (Jeb Dunnuck)

Additional Notes

"The gorgeous 2019 Gratitude shows a really nice aromatic range, from salted meats and green olives to shades of exotic spices. The palate is seamless with a great veil of tension and length. Enjoy this highly elegant GSM-style wine over the next seven to nine years." (Vinous) "Aromas of ripe red cherry, rose and ripe raspberry. Medium-bodied with bright acidity. Velvety tannins. Strawberry chocolate with an underlying floral note. Peppery too, with bright acidity. Delightful." (James Suckling)



Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
JD: 95 pts
VIN: 94 pts  
JS: 93 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
14.0 Full Neutral

DEC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
VIN = Vinous
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WE = Wine Enthusiast
WS = Wine Spectator
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine